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IVF Acupuncture - How Can We Help
Acupuncture for IVF Support
Couples who have been struggling to conceive a child on their own often seek out IVF treatments because they help to ensure that a woman's egg is fertilised before the embryo transfer takes place. This form of fertility and pregnancy treatment is especially helpful in cases when the man has a low sperm count or the woman has a health condition where she does not ovulate frequently enough.
IVF treatments are very expensive though because a fertility specialist has to carefully harvest the eggs and sperm from the couple, combine them in a laboratory, and then implant them into the uterus. Sometimes, they also have to store the eggs and sperm for long periods of time while other health issues that are causing the fertility problems are being treated. On top of this, the hefty price-tag that goes along with the procedure may be increased if problems occur with the embryo transfer, so the IVF cycle has to be repeated several times before the implantation is a success. Luckily, there are some useful complementary therapies that can help though, such as IVF acupuncture.
How is Acupuncture Used to Treat Women Undergoing Fertility Treatment?
Many leading fertility specialists recommend the use of IVF acupuncture treatments and other types of complementary therapies that trigger the acupuncture points of the body to women undergoing IVF support because they have been proven to increase the chances of having a baby by up to 65 per cent. They have to be used in a specific way through. First of all, a woman must begin the IVF acupuncture months in advance of beginning their IVF cycle. Shortly thereafter, they can start their IVF injections, which often includes the use of special injections and hormones to prepare the body for the embryo transfer. This timing has to be carefully done because it helps increase the blood flow to the reproductive organs while reducing stress.
Can Men Use Acupuncture to Improve Their Fertility Too?
Interestingly enough, this type of Chinese medicine doesn't have to be used only on women. Men who want to increase their fertility and have a higher birth rate with their partner can have the procedure done before they donate sperm for the conception process. It seems to help them increase their chances of having a baby in the same way that it does women though, which is by improving the blood flow to their inner and outer reproductive organs. So some men may also notice an IVF acupuncture improved conditions that have a major impact on fertility and pregnancy, such as erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, or a low sperm count.
Who Can Have Acupuncture for IVF Support Done?
IVF Acupuncture is one of the safest natural health treatments that a leading fertility specialist will suggest that a person has done as long as it is performed in a safe, clean environment by an acupuncture specialist who is specially trained in it. The only time that it can cause any risk or injury is if someone who has no prior knowledge or experience in it tries to use it outside of a clinic since this could cause an infection or damage to the skin from the potential improper placement of the needles. Because of this, any woman of any age who wants to increase their chances of having a higher birth rate from their fertility treatment can have the procedure done.
What Else Can Acupuncture Treat?
Besides using acupuncture along with the treatment given by a fertility specialist to increase their chances of in vitro fertilisation working faster, IVF acupuncture is also very effective for those who just need help with their stress levels. In fact, many people who are struggling with depression and anxiety because they have stressful jobs, family issues, or relationship problems turn to this procedure when they want to have help in improving their mood without the use of prescription medications that have dangerous side effects. As mentioned above, acupuncture also works great for relieving pain in the joints and muscles. And it can relieve nauseous in the women's early pregnancy.
In a summary, IVF acupuncture is a simple procedure that is a safe and effective option to use in the process of helping couples to conceive a child. It should only be performed by a trained acupuncturist though because those who don't understand the proper way to place the needles could cause more harm than good. So if you or someone you know has been struggling with many failed attempts of in vitro fertilisation, or you just want to make sure that the first time works like a charm, contact our acupuncture clinic today to make an appointment. We can work with your fertility doctor to come up with the right leading fertility plan that is specially tailored to your needs.